1962 All-AFL Team

£The 1962 American Football League All-League Team was selected after the 1962 American Football League (AFL) season by three separate entities: current AFL players, the Associated Press (AP), and United Press International (UPI), and was published by The Sporting News. The AFL players only selected a first team, while the AP and UPI also selected second teams at some positions.[1]

Offense and defenseEdit

Position First team Second team
Quarterback Len Dawson, Dallas Texans (AFL, AP, UPI) George Blanda, Houston Oilers (AP, UPI)
Halfback Abner Haynes, Dallas Texans (AFL, AP, UPI) N/A
Fullback Cookie Gilchrist, Buffalo Bills (AFL, AP, UPI) Curtis McClinton, Dallas Texans (UPI)
Charlie Tolar, Houston Oilers (AP, UPI)
Wide receiver Chris Burford, Dallas Texans (AFL, AP, UPI)
Charlie Hennigan, Houston Oilers (AFL, AP, UPI)
Lionel Taylor, Denver Broncos (AP)
Art Powell, Titans of New York (UPI)
Lionel Taylor, Denver Broncos (UPI)
Tight end Dave Kocourek, San Diego Chargers (AFL, UPI) Dave Kocourek, San Diego Chargers (AP)
Fred Arbanas, Dallas Texans (AP, UPI)
Tackle Al Jamison, Houston Oilers (AP, UPI)
Jim Tyrer, Dallas Texans (AFL)
Charley Long, Boston Patriots (UPI)
Harold Olsen, Buffalo Bills (AP)
Eldon Danenhauer, Denver Broncos (AFL)
Charley Long, Boston Patriots (AP)
Eldon Danenhauer, Denver Broncos (AP, UPI)
Harold Olson, Buffalo Bills (UPI)
Guard Ron Mix, San Diego Chargers (AFL, AP, UPI)
Bob Talamini, Houston Oilers (AFL, UPI)
Billy Shaw, Buffalo Bills (AP)
Bob Mischak, Titans of New York (AP)
Billy Neighbors, Boston Patriots (AP)
Billy Shaw, Buffalo Bills (UPI)
Center Jim Otto, Oakland Raiders (AFL, AP, UPI) Bob Schmidt, Houston Oilers (AP, UPI)
Position First team Second team
Defensive end Don Floyd, Houston Oilers (AFL, AP, UPI)
Larry Eisenhauer, Boston Patriots (AP, UPI)
Mel Branch, Dallas Texans (AFL)
Mel Branch, Dallas Texans (AP, UPI)
Bob Dee, Boston Patriots (AP)
Earl Faison, San Diego Chargers (UPI)
Defensive tackle Bud McFadin, Denver Broncos (AFL, AP, UPI)
Ed Husmann, Houston Oilers (AP, UPI)
Jerry Mays, Dallas Texans (AFL)
Jerry Mays, Dallas Texans (AP, UPI)
Tom Sestak, Buffalo Bills (AP, UPI)
Middle linebacker Sherrill Headrick, Dallas Texans (AFL, AP, UPI) Chuck Allen, San Diego Chargers (AP)
Nick Buoniconti, Boston Patriots (UPI)
Outside linebacker Larry Grantham, Titans of New York (AFL, AP, UPI)
E.J. Holub, Dallas Texans (AFL, AP, UPI)
Tom Addison, Boston Patriots (AP, UPI)
Doug Cline, Houston Oilers (AP, UPI)
Cornerback Fred Williamson, Oakland Raiders (AFL, AP, UPI)
Tony Banfield, Houston Oilers (AFL, AP, UPI)
Dick Felt, Boston Patriots (AP, UPI)
Dick Harris, San Diego Chargers (AP, UPI)
Safety Goose Gonsoulin, Denver Broncos (AFL, AP)
Bobby Hunt, Dallas Texans (AP, UPI)
Bob Zeman, Denver Broncos (AFL)
Jim Norton, Houston Oilers (UPI)
Bob Zeman, Denver Broncos (AP, UPI)
Jim Norton, Houston Oilers (AP)
Goose Gonsoulin, Denver Broncos (UPI)

Other selectionsEdit

Return specialist & placekicker: Gene Mingo, Denver Broncos (AP-2)


  1. ^ "AFL team dominated by Dallas and Houston". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 19, 1962. p. 15.